"Do I have to tell you that Ronnie's got one of the greatest female rock-and-roll voices of all time? She stands alone." Be My Baby
is the behind-the-scenes story--newly updated, and with an especially timely message--of how the original bad girl of rock and roll, Ronnie Spector, survived marriage to a monster and carved out a space for herself amid the chaos of the 1960s music scene and beyond.
Ronnie's first collaboration with producer Phil Spector, "Be My Baby," shot Ronnie and the Ronettes to stardom. No one sounded like Ronnie, with her alluring blend of innocence and knowing, but her voice would soon be silenced as Spector sequestered her behind electric gates, guard dogs, and barbed wire.
It took everything Ronnie had to escape her prisonlike marriage and wrest back control of her life, her music, and her legacy. And as shown in this edition, which includes a 2021 postscript from Ronnie, her life became proof that our challenges do not define us and there is always the potential to forge a fuller life.
In Be My Baby
, the incomparable Ronnie Spector offered a whirlwind account of the ever-shifting path of an iconic artist. And, more than anything else, she gave us an inspiring tale of triumph.Author:
Henry Holt & CompanyPublished:
9.30h x 6.20w x 1.30dISBN:
9781250837196Review Citation(s): Library Journal Prepub Alert
10/01/2021 pg. 23Shelf Awareness
About the Author
Ronnie Spector became an icon when she rose to fame as lead singer of the Ronettes, the influential girl group responsible for a string of hits that included "Walking in the Rain," "Baby I Love You," and "Be My Baby," which Brian Wilson has called "the greatest record ever made." The embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of rock and roll, Ronnie Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008. Vince Waldron
is an author and Emmy-winning writer. He lives in Los Angeles.